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2 Lashkar Militants Killed by Delhi Cops

2 Lashkar Militants Killed by Delhi Cops

Publication: Afternoon Despatch & Courier
Date: May 10, 2002

Two Pakistan militants belonging to the Lashkar-E-Toiba (LeT), including an accused in the Red Fort shootout case, were killed in an encounter with the Delhi police last evening.

The encounter took place in the parking lot of the Humayun Tomb where the militants were waiting to receive a consignment of explosives smuggled into the capital to carry out subversive activities.

Sources said that sleuths of a special cell of the Delhi police arrested one person at the Nizamuddin Railway Station along with the explosives. He led them to arrest another duo who revealed that the consignment was to be handed over to two persons, waiting for them near the Humanyun Tomb.

The two men waiting near the tomb, however, became suspicious and fired at the police in a bid to escape, setting off the encounter which killed the two militants identified as Abu Bilal, an accused in the December 2000 Red Fort shootout, and Abu Zabi Ullah.

The three Arrested militants have been identified as Hilal, Sajjad and Feroze, police sources said. Hilal and Sajjad were apparently coming from Mumbai by the Punjab Mail. Further investigations are on.

The police recovered a cell phone which could help them in establishing the links of the militants. The operation was jointly conducted by the special cell of the Delhi police and central intelligence agencies.

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